Wednesday 25 March 2020
Podcast, Research / Market
The world is now entirely racing for time against the Covid-19.Three cycles are under watch: the pandemic cycle, the financial cycle and the real economy cycle. This period constitutes a shift for investors where the virus exhorts returns back to their long and sustainable trends. The Fed adressed liquidity issues while the ECB will probably deepen its QE measures. Governments keep up with fiscal announcements. Quality, low volatility, duration and liquidity buffles are keys in portfolios.Will coronabonds emerge in the financial space? This third episode of Blue Convictions special series about Covid-19 gathers together Jean-Jacques Barberis, Head of Institutional and Corporate clients coverage, Monica Defend, Global Head of Research, and Pascal Blanqué, Global Chief Investment Officer to provide Amundi's last economic analysis and market views.
Blue Convictions - SPECIAL COVID-19 ep#4 - Some light in the fixed income space
Volatility will remain for a while in the equity and fixed income worlds. However, thanks to the action and coordination of central banks, massive debt issuance in Europe and in the US eased trading for both buying and selling sides.
Blue Convictions - SPECIAL COVID-19 ep#5 - The USA: opportunities in a market expecting a deep recession
The pandemic hit the USA, now the new epicentre of the storm. Fiscal and monetary stimulus came fast and in huge volumes to support the economy.
Blue Convictions - SPECIAL COVID-19 ep#6 - Emerging markets: a lower pressure on outflows
In terms of market pressure, the worst seems behind us concerning the emerging markets. Markets are appreciating the stimulus put in place around the world by central banks, the IMF and the World Bank.